Professional Translation Service: Why Global Companies Need it?


Professional Translation Service: Why Global Companies Need it?
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

8/2/2019

The advent of globalization has led to the faster emergence of new markets; however, the problems that still remain are language barriers and cultural differences. Differences such as these work as an impediment in strengthening business relationships.

Cultural differences through the prism of translation

Facilitation of effective communication through the understanding of the cultural divide implies talking target market’s native language so that they can easily relate and understand. Therefore, companies wanting to go global should include cultural assimilation as a part of their business strategy.

A key strategy is bridging the communication gap. As a result, the usage of professional business translation services has seen an upward trend, as well as the need to communicate properly at all levels gaining paramount importance.

Benefits derived from using translation services

To go global and overcome the language barrier, businesses are increasingly relying on professional translation.

Conducting international business means that everything pertaining to your company, such as website, marketing strategies,  business plans, and even your emails, need to be translated into the target language, mostly by making use of document translation services.

It’s always better to hire professional translators rather than hiring a multilingual staff because professional translators will be focused on the accuracy of your business documents, with no compulsion to follow the day to day operations of an office job. This way, the translation work will be facilitated.

An excellent end result will improve your market potential as speaking to your target market in their native language, allows your audience to easily understand both you and your message. When you hire a professional, all human translation service, your communication will become more effective without losing anything in translation. 

How Translation services help drive a business

Professional translation services help in localization by translating the content of your website into different languages. Marketing collaterals, like the product information and manuals, instructions, labels and packaging, inserts, etc., should also be translated into the target language. It’s not surprising that products meant for global audiences have thicker user manuals, multiple sets of user instructions and product information sheets.


What are your options for translation?

A business generally has three options when it comes to translating business documents: machine translation, crowdsourcing, or professional translation services. Machine translation tools, like Google Translate is free to use, but it can only provide basic translations and is not very reliable in terms of accuracy. Crowdsourced translations involve using volunteers who may just have little, or even no experience in translations and hence can be time-consuming. On the other hand, professional translators provide high-quality translations of your content by employing grammar rules, colloquial expressions and making the content flow more naturally. 


Which translation option you should choose?

Different types of content requires different types of translation tools. Whether using advertising or developing creative copy, high-end translations should be used. For content pertaining to internal use, machine translation is a better option, while crowdsourced translation works best for user-generated content.


What should be your execution strategy for a translation project?

Remember that translation is a difficult and time-consuming task, so distributing work among different parties is the best option for a large-sized project.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc an Orange County, California based company that has been providing accurate and affordable transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed success at GMR for almost ten years now and has helped the company grow. Within two years of Beth managing GMR Transcription, it had doubled in sales and was named one of the OC Business Journal’s fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her husband and two kids.